THE MARTINSHOF IN NORTHERN SAARLAND
Where the BioBus is at home.
Martinshof was founded in 1984 by Klaus Ott, a pensioner (and father of Monika Kempf) and the young agricultural student Gerhard Kempf.
They wanted to set up a Bioland mixed farm with cows, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits and geese in the idyllic Easter Valley from the existing hobby sheep farm. The initial 15 hectares of agriculture were extended by meadows and arable land. And a vegetable garden with 2 greenhouses was added.
Today, some 30 years later, agriculture has specialised in dairy goats and a mother-cow herd.
The farm's own goat dairy supplies fresh milk, yoghurt, quark and cream cheese. As one of the first Bioland butchers in Saarland, the farm produces sausages, ham and fresh meat from lamb, beef, pork, game, veal and poultry.
In 2007, the Martinshof was awarded the 1st prize of the "Förderpreis ökologischer Landbau" by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection as an exemplary organic farm.
Today about 40 people work on the farm every day. They produce, pack, commission and deliver Martinshof products by BioBus to Luxembourg, neighbouring France and Rhineland-Palatinate.